On the Sunday following Labor Day, National Grandparents Day honors the love only grandparents, or a very special older person can provide.

Grandparents and their grandchildren share a special bond. These hugging, caring and patient people in the lives of children offer more than a generous dose of love. Grandparents provide an abundance of wisdom. They also offer guidance and stability.

When grandchildren need a story, grandparents tell the best. A grandparent’s wealth of family history and lore offers lessons of their own. Through humorous stories and some serious ones, grandparents gently point grandchildren in the right direction.

In 2004, the National Grandparents Day Council of Chula Vista, California announced a song for the day. A Song for Grandma and Grandpa by Johnny Prill became the official song of the United States National Grandparents Day holiday. The Council presented Prill with the National Songwriter’s Award for his song, too.

Did you know that the  forget-me-not is the official flower for National Grandparents Day?

As the number of grandparents grows from 65 million in 2011 to 80 million in 2020, expect the observance to increase in significance, too.

If you’re blessed to still have grandparents in your lives, it is important to cherish them. Spend time with your grandparents. Learn about their life and ask questions to keep the stories coming. Do the things they enjoy doing. Sometimes, they only want to spend time with you.

So, pick up the phone today! Surprise your grandparents or an older person in your life with a much-awaited very special phone conversation.

Maybe today’s a day you can really help them out. Clean out a flower bed. Take out the trash. Mow the lawn. Paint a room. Fix the internet. Run an errand. The list goes on.

So if you are fortunate enough to have grandparents in your life, or it’s a veery special person in your life that you truly care about, reach out to them and let them know you care and are thinking of them today!

Source: National Day Calendar